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Student Joanna Palani left Copenhagen to fight ISIS on the frontline

‘Isis soldiers are easy to kill’: Meet the female politics student who ran away to fight in Syria

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A BRAVE young Danish woman who left the safety of her homeland to fight jihadis on the frontline in Syria has claimed ISIS soldiers are ‘very easy to kill’, The Sun reports.  Pretty Joanna Palani, 23, now back in Copenhagen studying politics and philosophy, went to fight with the Kurds because she believed in ‘human rights for all people’.

The experienced markswoman spent a year battling ISIS on the frontline, teaching other girls how to fight while every day witnessing the true horrors of war. Joanna has now told of her horrific experiences and revealed the vast differences between ISIS and President Assad’s ‘killing machines’.

“ISIS fighters are very easy to kill,” she told Vice, . “ISIS fighters are very good at sacrificing their own lives, but Assad’s soldiers are very well-trained and they are specialist killing machines.”

Joanna left college in November 2014 and headed to Iraq before moving on to Rojova in Syria. There, she fought with the People’s Protection Unit for six months, before joining the elite Peshmerga fighting force for the next six months.

On her very first night on the frontline a comrade was shot dead by a sniper who had noticed his cigarette smoke. Having learned to fire a gun aged just nine, she was called upon to train young Kurdish fighters.

As she did, she received horrific letters from girls in captivity. “Even though I am a fighter it is difficult for me to read about how a ten-year-old girl is going to die because she is bleeding from a rape,” she told Vice.

At the beginning of 2015, Joanna was shocked to discover a ‘holding house’ in a village near Mosul, Iraq, where young girls were ‘loaned out’ to fighters. One victim, aged just 11, was pregnant with twins – something that later killed her, Joanna revealed.

Joanna later returned to her homeland while on leave. But she was only back for three days when she received an email from Danish police who informed her that her passport was no longer valid.

They said if she returned to Syria or Iraq, she could be imprisoned for up to six years under new laws.

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